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  • The Holy Mountain

    The Holy Mountain

    ★★★★½

    Seeing this on the big screen? Absolutely stunning and unforgettable. Jodorowsky truly is my all-time favourite filmmaker. He does things no one would even dare dreaming of.

  • The Pianist

    The Pianist

    ★★★★½

    An absolutely stunning portrayal of one of history’s most terrifying periods of time. Brody is sensational as we we witness his descent, told by Polanski with a careful, precise approach that is as unsettling and powerful as it needs to be.

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  • Christiane F.

    Christiane F.

    ★★★★½

    In my time as a film fan, I've seen countless tales of drugs and poverty. Whether it may be the masterpiece that is Lukas Moodysson’s Lilja-4-ever from 2002 or Jerry Schatzberg’s powerhouse film The Panic in Needle Park, I've always found the sub-genre to be one of the most fascinating and powerful in all of cinema. They depict life in the most explosive ways, with graphic imagery and some truly relentless storytelling and tend to be films that are sure…

  • The Piano Teacher

    The Piano Teacher

    ★★★★½

    If there’s one thing I admire about Michael Haneke, it’s his ability to hold on a shot and give it unthinkable power. Constantly throughout The Piano Teacher he incorporates these long takes to amplify the isolation of his characters, something which can only initially be identified through his dialogue. It’s raw, insatiable and patient. He builds a force of ferocity with it, introducing characters as pure or unknown and transferring them into the destructive presence we see them as at…